Bring friends and family to a festive fair in our church courtyard!  This year’s frolic will include the return of the RSVP band, elegant face painting, popcorn machine, the famous cakewalk, great food and other surprises. Fun and games for all ages!

Our Welcome Sunday—traditionally held on the first Sunday after Labor Day—coincides with the Rev. Noelle York-Simmons’ second Sunday with us as well as the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001. We will mark the occasion by praying a litany and reading aloud the names provided by parishioners of family and friends who died or were affected by the events on September 11, 2001. Our 10:00 a.m. service will continue with a joyous celebration of Noelle and our new future together. We will also have a brass quintet playing for our service. Included in the music that day will be the premiere of a new brass arrangement by the Rev. Bill Roberts of his hymn Old Town “Not the building, but the people.” Following the 10:00 a.m. service we will gather to reconnect and have fun, share a meal and welcome folks passing by. This will be a great day to invite a neighbor.

If it rains the show will go on in McMurray Commons. Everyone is encouraged to come and bring your favorite picnic dish to share. Suggestions by your last name are: A to G: chips, dips, veggie trays; H to K: cold chicken and other main dishes; L to O: side dishes (potato salad, coleslaw, etc.); P to S: green salads and fruit salads; T to Z: dessert. Bring your dishes to the Fowler House kitchen. If you’re able to help with setup, please contact the Rev. Heather VanDeventer.